What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 3 ― Feb 5

Fully enjoy Miserable's moodiness this Sunday Night at The Make-Out Room. Friday, February 3 Tom Chaplin @ Great American Music Hall Former frontman of Keane returns after an uphill battle and recovery from drug addiction. Come out for a night of "extreme emotion and complete honesty," according to TBB writer Carla Bova. Hibbity Dibbity @ The Chapel Catch the swamp funk masters themselves immediately after the release of Hibbity Dibbity singles "Touchy Feely," "Wildflower Honey," and "Born To Ride." The Gaslamp Killer @ The New Parish Intricate globally influenced psychedelia, The Gaslamp Killer is on Flying Lotus' label, Brainfeeder. Saturday, February [...]

Want to see Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts?

Rufus Wainwright is a truly special artist. The son of folk-legend Loudon Wainwright III, the musical genes passed from father to son in the most theatrical manner possible, resulting in a songwriter with a keen sense for the intersection of pop and Broadway. Listening to Rufus Wainwright's music, which centers around his stunning, full-bodied tenor voice, is a journey through the highs of gospel, the catchiness of Lady Gaga and the operatic flourishes of, well, opera. I swear Wainwright is one of the most unusual crossover artists touring today, appealing to everyone from my grandmother (see: "Barbara" from his 2012 [...]

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Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Warning: I'm going to talk about classical music but it's only going to be a little boring, I promise. There are lots of different ways for rock star kids to rebel against their rock star parents. If you're Hank Williams III, you rebel against two generations of country music establishment by playing nasty-ass punk rock. If you're Jakob Dylan and your dad is a living legend, you rebel by sucking. If your parents are dyed-in-the-wool folkies like Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, you rebel by composing a lavish orchestral piece that calls for three flutes, three oboes, a piccaolo, [...]

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